Another upcycled find, this one from the Paris flea market. The poodle pin as I bought it was pretty grungy, and had a plain brass hoop. Interestingly, the hoop and pin back appear to have been added to the original dog shape. I don't have a guess for dates on the original piece or the earlier modification. I just loved the detail and the design.
The dog cleaned up beautifully, it appears to be brass with traces of the original silvering. I wrapped the hoop with sterling silver, incorporating heart shapes around the outside. Then I created a background to show it off, the center is a dark mélange of fuchsia and purple, surrounded by black crystal and CZ beads. I wanted to add a bit of sparkle and glamour but allow the dog to shine!
Backed with colorful tweed fabric on a wool felt foundation.
The dog pin can be removed and worn separately. Careful though: the pin is a bit long and hard to unclasp. I poke myself every time!
1 3/4 inches (40mm) wide. tie tac attachment, 'KVA' silver tag.
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